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Monarch Beverage Reviews

Updated September 12, 2017
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Pros
  • Great benefits and great values (in 10 reviews)

  • Monarch is a great Company to work for (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours possible in some departments and very long hiring process (in 6 reviews)

  • Fortunately, if their work suffers and upper management realizes they are a poor employee then they tend to be weeded out (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Great company!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Monarch Beverage full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun, competitive environment
    Vehicle reimbursment is top notch
    Salary is good (not great)
    Incentive trips are amazing...think red carpet treatment!

    Cons

    Monetary incentives are low
    OND hours are rigorous and will put a strain on your family

    Advice to Management

    Dont allow your DMs to have all the power. One or two of them are the reason youre losing good employees. Pay your employees what they are worth


  2. "Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Monarch Beverage full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Great Benefits
    -Good culture/environment
    - Yearly raises
    -Incentive based wellness programs

    Cons

    -Some poor management(upper & lower)

  3. "Disappointment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Monarch Beverage full-time

    Pros

    Descent pay and they do some stuff for the employees

    Cons

    You work every holiday, even though the pay is descent its not enough for what they want you to do.

    Advice to Management

    Rotate Holidays and listen to your employees more.


  4. "Transportation"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Monarch Beverage full-time

    Pros

    Great schedule
    M-F
    and also lots of tue-Fri routes
    Good time off when allowed to take it (17-18 weeks blacked out)

    Cons

    Labor intensive work everyday
    Pay not adequate for labor

    Advice to Management

    Fix problems with routing and palletizing in order to maximize efficiency and minimize work


  5. "Great company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Monarch Beverage full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company benefits are amazing. Company doesnt treat you like a number. Have great training

    Cons

    As company is smaller and in state only progress up can be challanging


  6. "Monarch Wine Sales"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Monarch Beverage full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and great values

    Cons

    Required 6 day work week is not great

    Advice to Management

    Listen


  7. "Summer Helper"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunity for raises.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "very underappreciated Merchandiser"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Monarch Beverage full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits, 401k, the on site health clinic, the automatic hsa account are the top reasons I stay there.

    Cons

    Constant communication problems, even after its preached constantly. They want you to report issues, and even with photo evidence of accounts being half-done, or sales reps lying to make themselves look good, nobody takes it serious. If reps are winning trips that DM's automatically attend, and their sales numbers are high, they won't address your issue with the rep, its ignored. You shouldn't let reps treat merchandisers like their nothing, and allow them to pawn off responsibility on the merchandiser.

    Advice to Management

    Don't preach what you don't practice. Start including merchandisers in more events at the warehouse, especially the holidays. They always seem to be on a Saturday when we work. We may be the "black sheep" around there, but we work hard to keep accounts looking great, as well as outdoing our competition. Start noticing! Start checking reps gps...I can guarantee they are not always where they claim to be.


  9. "Former employee"

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Monarch Beverage full-time

    Pros

    Great place to learn the skill set of sales and time management.

    Cons

    Poor leadership and training of new hires. Does not like change. Poor retention.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your young talent. Don't expect them to grow on their own or how you see fit.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Route Delivery Driver"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Route Delivery Driver in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Route Delivery Driver in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Monarch Beverage full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Potential to work Tuesday-Friday Route
    No weekends or holidays
    Will pay to get class A cdl if qualified

    Cons

    Lower end pay for experienced drivers
    Labor intensive work
    bending lifting all day 20 - 150 lbs
    low raises average % 2-3 company wide

    Advice to Management

    better training for new drivers will help retention rates
    routing issues cause major time loss across the spectrum


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